WP Background Processing

WP Background Processing can be used to fire off non-blocking asynchronous requests or as a background processing tool, allowing you to queue tasks. Check out the example plugin or read the accompanying article.

Content on this page based on https://github.com/deliciousbrains/wp-background-processing correct as of 

User experience

A visitor to the website experiences a faster experience as their web page requests are handled more efficiently by the server.


  • Avoids the limitations of WordPress’ built in cron scheduler
  • Works with PHP 5.4+ so is very backwards compatible
  • Manages server resources effectively
  • Removes batch limits
  • Reduces time outs


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